Tai Classes in Kirkland and Redmond, WA
Junior students (see right -- ages 12-16) demonstrate the skills they have built through their training. Students this age focus on physically developing strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Mentally students will build confidence, focus, discipline, and determination. These skills have helped students deal with peer pressure, bullying and other negative social situations. Many students also see an improvement in their academics. All of which will help them build foundations for their adult lives.
Youth students (see left -- ages 8 to 11) demonstrate hand attacks and blocks from the Kong Su (hard style similar to Tae-kwon-do and Karate) style of martial arts. Kong Su develops strength and sharpness using movements traveling in a straight lines. This type of movement helps youth students to build determination, coordination, strength, balance, flexibility, focus, confidence, and discipline. These skills will help them navigate the pressures of middle school and build a foundation for their adult lives.
Students under 7 years (see right) demonstrate lower body positions. At this age, students focus on learning to coordinate their right and left sides as well as their hands and feet, how to fall and roll correctly to avoid injury, and develop discipline, focus, confidence and determination.
Through tournament training, students of all ages, ranks, and abilities strive to improve themselves and achieve their highest potential. Each program lasts about 6 months and emphasizes an intensive course of study on one form which is overseen by a 9th Degree (Master Level) black belt. Focused study enables students to truly absorb the movement and fully understand how to apply it for their body type and ability.
Women's Self Defense
Women's Self Defense classes focus on the Shock, Scream, and Run method of self defense. Through these lesson women learn how to identify an attack or a dangerous situation and how to respond. The movements taught during these lessons are easy to learn and work well with a woman's natural strengths.